Carmichael Wins in St. Louis for First Time Since 2002

Langston Starts a Steak with Second Win

ST. LOUIS (March 5, 2005) – Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., picked up his 40 th consecutive THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race win in front of 53,197 fans at the Edward Jones Dome. Kawasaki’s Grant Langston, of Murrieta, Calif., won his second consecutive 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race, extending his season points lead to seven points.

Carmichael earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award, with Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca, of Murrieta, Calif., and Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., in tow. Reed passed Fonseca for second place on lap three but was unable to catch Carmichael. Reed finished second and Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., finished third. The win marked Carmichael’s seventh of the season.

“I have been preparing for this for a long time, said Carmichael. “The older I get, the more I appreciate what I do for a living. I plan on staying up here when the season ends.

Last weekend’s winner Langston earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award en route to his third career victory, leading all 15 laps in the main. On the opening lap KTM’s Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., moved into second place three seconds behind Langston followed by Honda’s Steve Boniface, of Murrieta, Calif.

Suzuki’s Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., started near last place and moved into fourth place on lap 7. While riding in third place, Kawasaki’s Matt Walker, of McDonough, Ga., crashed, allowing Millsaps to move into third. On lap 13, Millsaps passed Hansen for second.

“This was the best start I have probably ever had, said Langston. “I crashed in my heat race, and I had a bad gate pick, so the great start was really surprising. I am going to donate the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award to the tsunami relief fund.

Racing moves to Daytona Beach, Fla., next Saturday, March 12. Tonight’s race airs on ESPN2 Sunday, march 6 at Noon (EST).

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Darian Sanayei, Covington, Wash., KTM
  2. Trevor Tate, Greenbrier, Tenn., KTM
  3. Chase Petty, Hurst, Texas, KTM
  4. Nathan Fields, Door, Mich., KTM
  5. Paul Castano, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., KTM
  6. Taylor McLaughlin, East Moline, Ill., KTM
  7. Benny Boudreaux, Harvey, La., KTM
  8. Brock Majchrzak, Knox, Ind., KTM
  9. Quade Hill, Cameron, Mo., KTM
  10. Casey Noblitt, New Goshen, Ind., KTM
  11. Zachary Springer, Evansville, Ind., KTM
  12. Lauren Davis, Granite City, Ill., KTM
  13. Austin Bollinger, St. Louis, KTM

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 272
  2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 227
  3. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 172
  4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 166
  5. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 154
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 136
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 135
  8. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 108
  9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 98
  10. Erick Vallejo, Garland, Tex., Yamaha, 89

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
  6. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  7. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  8. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  10. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichaeel, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 217
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 182
  3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 156
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 149
  5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 132
  6. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 128
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 123
  8. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 103
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 95
  10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 73

125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results

  1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
  3. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM
  4. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  5. Brandon Jesseman, DeWitt, Iowa, Suzuki
  6. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Honda
  8. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintonville, N.Y.
  10. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha

125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 72
  2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 65
  3. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM, 55
  4. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 40
  5. Matt Walker, McDonough, Ga., Kawasaki, 38
  6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 37
  7. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 35
  8. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 33
  9. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda, 31
  10. Brandon Jesseman, DeWitt, Iowa, Suzuki, 30

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 127
  2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 91
  3. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 82
  4. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 79
  5. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 77
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 69
  7. Ryan Sipes, Nine Grove, Kan., Suzuki, 67
  8. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda, 65
  9. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 64
  10. Ryan Morais, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 53

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